Thanks to the frantic pace of the digital age, the average person has the attention span of a goldfish. (No, seriously. This is a fact supported by an actual study.) Seeing as the fashion sphere changes its mind even faster, we decided to provide you with a condensed report from backstage this season. As much as we’d like to pen novels in the name of lipstick and hairspray, we get it—you’re busy. Here, the beauty version of CliffsNotes (all facts, no fluff) that you can easily skim in eight seconds…because science says that’s all the time you have.
THE LOOK: Worn-in “rusty” lids and lips paired with an antique braided updo and flushed pink nails.
INSPO: She’s shipwrecked and also a bit 17th century. Factor in time travel (and an unforgiving ocean) and the result is a disheveled-but-dreamy Erdem heroine.
KEY PLAYERS: Makeup artist Val Garland, Hairstylist Anthony Turner, Manicurist Michelle Humphrey
BEAUTY MVPs: NARS Lipstick in Kiss Me Stupid (on shelves for Spring 2017), Nails Inc NailBright NailKale in Chelsea Embankment Mews, L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Wild Stylers Beach Waves Spray
TOP TIPS: Deconstruction was the order of the day for Turner’s castaway ‘do. “It all feels very homemade,” he said of his fluffy, destroyed braids. “If you’re going to a summer event, just add fresh flowers to pretty it up.” Ride the ocean wave by texturizing hair with salt spray before styling. The finishing Erdem hair flourish? Matte black ribbon tied in a trailing bow to one side for a dash of shipwrecked romance.
WORDS FROM THE WISE: Double up a rust-tone lipstick on eyes and mouth. Keep it castaway with a worked-in stain, advised Garland: “I buffed in the color with an eye blending brush so it’s more of a smoked effect than obvious lipstick outline.”
TREND TALLY: Red popped up on lids at Anna Sui and Topshop Unique, while braids were spotted on the runway at Simone Rocha and Bora Aksu.